Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Food Distribution

Food is distributed Wednesday through Friday on the last full week of every month at the Richland County Aging Services and Transit Center (2190 W Holly, Sidney). Distribution hours are from:

  • Wednesday: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm

2023 CSFP Distribution Dates

  • January 25-27
  • February 22-24
  • March 29-31
  • April 26-28
  • May 24-26
  • June 28-30
  • July 26-28
  • August 23-25
  • September 27-29
  • October 25-27
  • November 15-17*
  • December 20-22*

*Early distribution to accommodate for holidays

Commodity Program Overview

The cost of everything is rising and groceries are no exception. With the increase in prices, some Seniors are left wondering how they can stretch their budget while still getting the nutrition they need to continue living a healthy and active life. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) may be able to help.

The CSFP is a Federally funded program, which works to improve the health of the elderly by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. The Program does not provide a complete diet but does provide you with many of your pantry staples such as grains, juice, canned meat, poultry or fish, and fruits and vegetables.

Big Changes!

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In an effort to make the CSFP program even more useful to you the RCCOA has recently redesigned the way it distributes items. You will no longer receive a prepackaged bundle; instead, you can "shop" for the items that will be the most beneficial to you! The minimum amount of items from each category has been eliminated so if you won't use it, you no longer have to take it. Also, you can choose which items you want from each category (up to the maximum) to ensure your package fulfills its mission; to supplement your cupboard.

We hope this flexibility gives you a more enjoyable experience while helping the CSFP Program fulfill its mission.

Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for the elderly portion of the CSFP, you must be at least 60 years old and meet certain income guidelines. As of February 2023, Commodity recipients can not exceed the following income levels:

Household SizeAnnual IncomeMonthly Income
Add for each additional member$6,682$557

If you fall into any of the categories above, please fill out an application (PDF) and send it to:
Richland County Commission on Aging
2190 W Holly Street
Sidney, MT 59270